I didn't grow up eating lentils but my husband did. he asked if I would make some, and I declined, over and over again. I just had NO idea how I would do it. I finally started gathering a few ingredients, pulled out my handy crock pot and cooked them for 8 hours. I'm sad I didn't do this long ago because they were SO good. We ate them 3 days in a row and finished off the entire batch.